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Jason Heyward Confident Hell Rebound From Slump - RealGM Wiretap
Jason Heyward admitted he's feeling the pressure of signing a huge contract with the Chicago Cubs Tyler Flowers Jersey , but says he's confident he'll rebound from his current slump.

"You could say it's a little bit of all of the above, but at the same time I think I was right around doing the same thing same time last year," Heyward said. "It happens. I've been a slow starter. I've done that before and bounced back and no one is thinking about April and May."

Heyward had a hit and a walk Wednesday, but is batting just .212 this season. He leads the Cubs with 14 strikeouts with men on base. He also hasn't yet homered in 2016.

"Timing wise is off," Heyward said. "If you're not on time, then you're not going to make the best decisions or get the most results out of your at-bats."

Jake Arrieta Seeking At Least Six Year Deal From Cubs - RealGM Wiretap

Jake Arrieta has discussed a long-term deal with the Chicago Cubs and is looking for at least a six- to seven-year deal to remain with the club, according to the pitcher.

Arrieta and Theo Epstein recently discussed parameters for an extension, but nothing is imminent.

The sides talked several times this offseason but got only a one-year, $10.7 million deal done.

"We've talked," Arrieta said. "It's really not much of an issue for me as a distraction."

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